After success abroad, Saudi designers hit the runway at home

  • Date: 01-Dec-2023
  • Source: Al-Monitor
  • Sector:Retail
  • Country:Saudi Arabia
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After success abroad, Saudi designers hit the runway at home

Couturier Adnan Akbar's past clients included Princess Diana and two French first ladies, but until recently he had never staged a major fashion show in his native Saudi Arabia.The 74-year-old, dubbed the "Saint Laurent of the Middle East", was among the most decorated designers at this year's inaugural Riyadh Fashion Week, a milestone in a country that used to require women to wear hijab headscarves and abaya robes in public. After success abroad, Saudi designers hit the runway at home